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Compare Cheap Melbourne to Frankfurt Flights
Go continental and head to Frankfurt, the German city that doubles as the financial capital of the Eurozone and the home of the European Central Bank. Frankfurt is much more than suit-donning bankers and Goethe’s birthplace though. This is a beautiful city that glitters with impressive skyscrapers, cultural diversity, historic buildings, world-renowned museums, galleries and excellent shopping . Situated on the River Main, Frankfurt is also famous for hosting some of the biggest trade shows, including the Frankfurt International Motor Show and the Frankfurt Book Fair. Bank on Webjet’s Deal Finder to find cheap airfares from Melbourne to Frankfurt and see how the city is shaking off its commercial reputation and becoming increasingly cool. Expect inviting restaurants, boutique hotels and trendy bars popping up alongside old-school taverns that serve traditional apple cider.
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Best time to visit Frankfurt
The best time to visit Frankfurt
If you want mild weather, fewer crowds and cheap airfares as the backdrop to your Frankfurt adventure, time your travel for spring (April to May) or early autumn (September). Both periods are lovely seasons to visit Frankfurt. June to August is high season for tourists looking to enjoy the warm weather and a packed events programme, including the Summer in the City festival in August. Summer is the the busiest and most expensive time to visit. Frankfurt during December is a winter wonderland and is a beautiful time to see the old town hall in Romerberg. Browse more than 200 traditional stalls for Christmas shopping. Warm your hands over open braziers, sip on indulgent hot chocolate and nibble on lebkuchen. If you can brave frosty temperatures, January to March is when you'll be rewarded with lower hotel rates and cheap return airfares from Melbourne to Frankfurt. Avoid trade show season especially the Frankfurt International Motor Show and the Frankfurt Book Fair. Oktoberfest is also celebrated in the city, making this a lively time of local music, dance, food and, of course, beer.
Departing From Melbourne
Melbourne Airport (MEL) is also known as Melbourne Tullamarine. Head to Terminal 2 for international departures. There are currently no direct flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Frankfurt (FRA). The quickest route is a one-stop flight just short of 24 hours travel time. Etihad Airways, Qantas and Emirates all offer cheap airfares from Melbourne to Frankfurt.
Getting to Melbourne Airport
Travellers heading to the airport from Melbourne’s CBD can board the City Express bus service offered by SkyBus. This option is convenient and hassle-free, with buses running 24/7 and departing every ten minutes - even on public holidays. Allow 30 minutes for your trip but add an extra 15 minutes during peak traffic times. Get your one-way ticket for $19 online, at a ticket booth or from a touch screen kiosk. If you prefer, take a taxi to the airport. The ride from the CBD will usually get you to the Melbourne Airport in less than half an hour and works out to about $55 to $75 depending on traffic. Rideshare services like Uber are also available in Melbourne and will drop you off anywhere on Departure Drive at MEL.
Parking at Melbourne Airport
When parking at Melbourne Airport, you have three options. Choose from the budget Value Car Park, the convenient Long Term Park and the premium Terminal Car Park. There is disabled parking available, as well as designated spaces for motorbikes and bicycles.
Where to Park at Melbourne Airport
Travellers boarding return flights from Melbourne to Frankfurt can safely leave their car at the airport. Pre-booking online gets you the best rates. Drive up options get you complete flexibility.
- Value Car Park: This is the cheapest option for picking up and dropping off and when staying over long periods like a trip to Frankfurt. Rates include the free 24/7 shuttle bus service that departs to and from the terminals every 10 minutes. A week will cost $99 AUD.
- Long Term Park: This offers low costs and convenience as you can walk to the terminals or use the free 24/7 shuttle bus. Drive-up rates start from $25 AUD per day. Budget $99 AUD for 7 days long-term parking.
- Premium Terminal Car Park: When jetting off for business or pleasure this car park is the ultimate in convenience, service and proximity to the terminals. Choose from Premium, Business or Valet options. Premium parking drive up rates will set you back $369 AUD for a week.
Arriving in Frankfurt
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is the busiest airport in Germany and serves as a stopover location for an astounding number of routes. Frankfurt Airport services more than 300 destinations on five continents. It is also the hub for Lufthansa.
How to Get from Frankfurt Airport to Your Frankfurt Hotel or Accommodation
Frankfurt Airport is approximately 12 kilometres from the city centre and the easiest and cheapest way to get from the airport into Frankfurt is with the S-Bahn. S8 and S9 trains take you directly to Frankfurt's main railway station, Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof, in less than 15 minutes. Trains arrive every 15 minutes and a one-way ticket costs €4.65 ($7.30 AUD). Buy your ticket from one of the vending machines. If you prefer, hop on the AirLiner Bus connecting the airport to the main railway station of Darmstadt. Buses leave approximately every 30 minutes with a travel time of about half an hour. A single-ride fare is about €11 ($17 AUD). Tickets can be purchased directly from the bus driver. Taxis are also readily available. Fares into the downtown area average between €30 and €40 ($45 to $60 AUD).
Things to do
Things to do in Frankfurt
Frankfurt is compact and easy to navigate. English is widely spoken, which makes exploring the many attractions a breeze. Architecture fans can check out the interesting contrast of modern skyscrapers and historic buildings such as old City Hall and Saint Bartholomew’s Cathedral. The Museumsufer Frankfurt runs along both sides of the River Main and is a precinct of museums and galleries, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Natural History, which has an impressive dinosaur fossil collection. Discover the birthplace of Germany’s most famous writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in the Innenstadt district and then head to Sachsenhausen to grab a famous bratwurst sausage and wash it down with a pint of local German beer at a nearby tavern.